Maersk expands its global air freight services with the new strategic air freight hub Atlanta

AP Moller – Maersk has inaugurated a new 11,450 sqm air cargo gateway near Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Georgia, USA.

According to Maersk’s announcement, the new gateway will provide direct on-plane recovery with instant Unit Load Device (ULD) transfer to the new facility.

“Our Atlanta location expands our offerings and offers customers superior supply chain flexibility, supported by our expanded regional warehousing and transportation capabilities. We will be able to leverage this connectivity to strengthen our air freight network in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and around the world,” commented John Wetherell, Maersk’s regional head of air freight, North America.

Located in the Atlanta Tradeport Foreign Trade Zone, the new air cargo facility will offer lower tariffs, reduced handling fees and faster movement of goods from the Port of Savannah, according to the Danish company.

The location is just two miles from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and has direct access to Interstates I-75 and I-285.

The facility is in close proximity and provides access to commercial transportation capacity. The site will act as a forward staging facility for Maersk’s own controlled flight operations in Greenville, South Carolina – from where the company operates five Maersk B74F round-trip flights per week to Hahn, Germany, and two B76F flights per week Week to Shenyang, China, connecting to Seoul, South Korea.

The new facility features 39 dock doors, two oversized ramps and is a US Customs Customs Container Freight Station (CFS). In addition, the company acts as a certified cargo screening facility (CCSF) for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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